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Three killed in fatal Chicago car accidents over the weekend

Three people were killed in deadly Chicago auto accidents over the weekend.

One person was killed and three others injured in a fatal Chicago car accident on Saturday night; alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, the Breaking News Center reported.

The accident occurred in northwest suburban Crystal Lake shortly before midnight. A 2001 Pontiac Trans Am was heading west on Waterford Cut when it lost control before turning south on Huntley Road. The car entered the northbound lane of Huntley, where it crossed into the path of a 1994 Jeep Cherokee.

Both vehicles collided and came to rest off the road, about 250 feet south of Waterford. A 24-year-old passenger in the Trans Am was taken to Centegra Memorial Medical Center in Woodstock, where she was pronounced dead. The 23-year-old driver of the Pontiac was also transported to the hospital for treatment.

Two other female passengers in the car, ages 25 and 28, were also transported to the hospital with injuries. The driver and a passenger in the Jeep, where both examined by rescue personnel on the scene and later released.

Investigation into the accident is continuing.

Also on Saturday, a 55-year-old Downers Grove woman was killed when the car she was driving ran a stop sign and was struck by a pickup in Kane County, the Breaking News Center reported.

The woman was eastbound on Lasher Road in a 1999 Acura when the vehicle failed to stop at Dauberman Road, where it collided with a 2005 Ford pickup, according to authorities.

On Friday, an elderly woman was killed and four others injured in a three-vehicle crash in Bartlett. The crash occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Route 59 at Army Trail Road, closing the intersection for several hours.